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Customer Service Excellence Award

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SOAS Library has achieved Customer Service Excellence accreditation.

Please see our Customer Charter and Library Performance Indicator for more information.

Important Service Update

  • Access to electronic books, journals and databases for SOAS staff and students via the Library webpage.
  • Support on Open Access, Research Data Management and using SOAS Research Online via
  • Enhanced online support will be available 
  • Staff can continue to request learning materials via We will be unable to scan items but will attempt to source or suggest a suitable  electronic resource.
  • Support from subject librarians via or direct through the subject librarian web pages
  • The Library building is physically closed to all users 19 March-19 April inclusive and closed to new external members until 3 June
  • No borrowed books need to be returned before 1st June. Users may not see the new date on their account but should not worry. No fines will be levied between 17 March and 1st June

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Top Marks

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√ The Library was open 100% of advertised hours

 100% of returned items were available on shelves within 24 hours

√ We responded to nearly 99% of queries within 3 working days

 Our e-services were available 99% of the time

 98.5% of those who attended our information skills and IT training sessions (and who provided feedback) felt confident using their new skill